Our Story
We are a husband and wife team with 3 beautiful children. While researching marine life photo's for a grocery product- we discovered disturbing pictures of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
After some quick searching it wasn't long before hundreds of photos were seen of miles of beaches littered with garbage including thousands of toothbrushes, we were horrified. One video shows a man just walking along sticking toothbrushes in the sand and in just 10 minutes he picked up 14 toothbrushes.
Plastic garbage has become a serious problem some having lodged in the throats of sea turtles, dolphins, Pelicans, and many other sea life choking and killing them from starvation.
We searched and found no 100% compostable, sustainable toothbrushes!! Sure one made from recycled yogurt cups, better but plastic just the same. That's when our story began....
It became a family affair and our mission was clear. We teamed up, our oldest daughter being a Environmental Policy student and Educator. Our son, after knowing we were using bamboo, came up with the name Green Panda and our youngest became the "Director of Social Media". Soon each of us had an important role in the creation of this very special toothbrush- from its unique design, black & white bristles in honor of the Great Panda, to its post consumer packaging, and giving our heart to the green panda.
I am a "stay at home mom" who has watched & taken in 25+ years of the food/grocery, product development, buying, sales, and marketing from a veteran of the food industry- my husband! So it is with him and my children that we embark on this new venture, help the environment, you our consumer, and the Great Panda (which still have all the bamboo they need- as we use the MOSO bamboo- which the panda's do not eat.

This year over 2 billion plastic toothbrushes (that will each take over 1000 years to degrade, if ever) will be dumped in landfills and our oceans worldwide.
An alternative toothbrush like green Panda Bamboo is a vote for non toxic sustainable materials. Every piece of plastic ever created is still in existence. The plastic pollution crisis is so severe that 5 gyres of floating plastic, bigger than the size of the United States, have swelled up in our oceans.

Plastic toothbrushes can be found in every waste dump in the world. They can be found floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and have even been found inside the stomachs of birds and sea animals that have been choked or starved to death by swallowing plastic (The plastic ones look like small fish).
Plastic recycling is helpful but not a solution to the crisis. Most of our plastic waste is land filled, down cycled, incinerated or exported to other countries. Recycling plastic is costly and does not stop the production of virgin plastic products. This is why toothbrushes made from recycled plastic are not a solution.
Plastic affects human health. Harmful chemicals leached by plastics are present in the bloodstream and tissues of almost every human being, including newborns.